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Illustration Promo Cards

Published July 7, 2016 by baileyquillincooper

I don’t have a lot to post tonight. I just thought that before I move into the next big project I should include a little blurb about what my finished illustration promo postcards are going to look like, because I’m pretty excited about them! Here’s the front and back of the cards:

Postcard Front and Back

Once again my amazing husband Martyn “Marty” Cooper has assisted me with the layout design. I knew that I wanted the back of the card to be a warm off-white like my business cards, and I knew that I wanted to include a little spot illustration of toadstools somewhere on there, and also that I wanted use the same font style that we used in my children’s book. He totally made it happen and much more. I love the wavering handmade look of the lines on the card, and the “affix stamp here” was also his idea. I’m pretty in love with it/him!

I ordered the cards from overnightprints.com just like I did with my business cards, because those came out awesome. Just as a review, this is the design of my business cards (front and back all hand-drawn by yours truly.)

Business Card Whole

My postcards will arrive in roughly a week from today, and I can’t wait to use them with my manuscript submission packages! I also wanna send some out to agents and whoever else I think might hire me as an illustrator for a project someday.

I also got a call from Office Depot today informing me that my five dummy books are now printed and ready for pickup! Martyn is DJing at Dots Cafe tonight so I haven’t been able to take the car and get them just yet, but I’m totally going to swing by on my way home from work tomorrow. I’ll let you know how they turned out!

 

 

 

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Bertha Illustration Coloring

Published July 5, 2016 by baileyquillincooper

Hope y’all had a happy ‘Merica Day! I finished up that illustration of Bertha on Sunday night, so here’s some final work in progress pictures I took of the coloring process as well as the final piece.

First, here’s where I left off in my last post after I was all done with the inking:

Bertha Linework

Then I started blocking in some color with my trusty Prismacolor markers.

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Added some more layers of color.

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Even more layers still, scribbling some dark navy blue shadows into the leaves for that extra richness and depth.

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I honestly didn’t take that many photos. Whoops. Here it is pretty much finished on my art desk.

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Here’s the final scan.

Bertha Illustration Final

I probably mentioned this in my last post, but the reason I made this illustration was for some promotional postcards that I plan to get printed from overnightprints.com┬áto send along with the snail mail submissions of my children’s book. I just dropped off the files for my book at Office Depot yesterday to get the first round of five dummies printed for the publishers, which should be finished by the end of this week. I can’t wait to see them! For the back of the postcards I will most likely be using the same old world fairytale font style as we did in “Kris & Krampus Kringle”; perhaps with a spot illustration of some toadstool mushrooms for an extra little accent. I might try and figure out that part out tonight. Till then, be safe, and watch out for any remaining patriotic explosions!